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A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 11 August 2003
Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andrew Luster
... Connie
... Maeve Fox
... Sarah
... Teri
Winston Rekert ... Fred
... Roger Diamond
... Daniel
... Sam
... Det. Katherine Cooke
... Judge Riley
... Anthony Wold
... Amy
... Mrs. Luster
... Dr. Dyer
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On 14 July 2000, in Ventura County, California, the young Connie is raped by the Max Factor heir Andrew Luster after ingesting a drug called Liquid X in a glass of water offered by him in a night-club. With the support of her father, she reluctantly decides to go to the police and tells her snapshots of the occurrence. Connie and the police collects evidence to send Andrew to the jury and during the investigation, two other victims of Andrew, Sarah and Teri, are found and join the accusation. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When the film started production, Andrew Luster was still at large after having been convicted in absentia of 86 counts of rape, poisoning and drug possession and sentenced to 124 years in prison. The film was supposed to end with a picture of the real Andrew Luster, asking the audience to notify authorities if they should see him. On June 20, 2003 Andrew Luster was captured in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, while the film was still shooting. The ending was re-written to incorporate Luster's capture. See more »

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He Tough His Wealthy Made Him Above the Laws
7 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

On 14 July 2000, in Ventura County, California, the young Connie (Marla Sokoloff) is raped by the Max Factor heir Andrew Luster (Jason Gedrick) after ingesting a drug called Liquid X in a glass of water offered by him in a night-club. With the support of her father, she reluctantly decides to go to the police and tells her snapshots of the occurrence. Connie and the police collects evidences to send Andrew to the jury and during the investigation, two other victims of Andrew, Sarah (Sarah Carter) and Teri (Stefanie von Pfetten), are found and join the accusation. After almost three years, Andrew is sentenced to 124 years in prison for his 86 counts, but he escapes to Mexico, where he is finally arrested by the Mexican authorities and deported to USA on 24 June 2003.

"A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster" is a great TV movie based on a true story. I liked the way the story is disclosed and the performance of the cast, specially the cynical face of Jason Gedrick, who is perfect in the role of a manipulative sociopath. Although being a made-for-TV movie, this movie has a good screenplay, direction and acting. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Líquido X" ("Liquid X")


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